RESOURCES TO SUPPORT BIPOC COMMUNITY
BIPOC :: Black Indigenous People of Color
Birth workers and Organizations
NYC BASED AND NATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS
Every Mother Counts/ Birth Justice Now Birth Justice Now " BirthJusticeNow Leaders, organizations, and allies in the birth and reproductive justice movements are calling for accountability, birth justice and legal guarantees for safe, respectful anti-racist care."
"Black Mamas and the people who care for them deserve to have their humanity recognized. #ListenToMeNow is here to tell the truth about what parents, providers, family members, and communities are experiencing."
Ancient Song Doula Services /Chanel Porchia-Albert www.ancientsongdoulaservices.com
"At Ancient Song Doula Services we focus on the whole and not the parts. Through community, advocacy, reproductive/birth justice and education we aim to tackle some of the issues effecting communities of color."
Doula Chronicles/Efe Osaren www.doulachronicles.com
"#DoulaChronicles focuses on holistic uterine health and reproductive care by creating easier access of reproductive and pregnancy education for people of color. Our lives matter from birth."
The Birthing Place www.birthingplace.co
"The Birthing Place is a Center for Health, Wellness & Family, which will have three components: the Learning Center, the Wellness Center, and the Birth Center! (coming soon!) Help manifest this necessary option by donating to The Birth Center Equity Fund. This fund supports women-of-color owned and led birth centers. There’s only 9 out of 350+ women-of-color owned birth centers in the US."
Bronx Rebirth www.bxrebirth.org
"Bx (Re)Birth and Progress seeks to build alternate solutions outside of the system that protect and honor birthing people in the Bronx and their families.We center Black people in our vision to see ourselves free of systemic inequities by invoking the self-determination of past civil rights leaders."
Takiya Ballard, CNM https://www.supermammabirth.com
"SMB is a full scope Midwifery practice that allows women autonomy of their own bodies, with providers who will fiercely advocate for them. We believe that midwifery honors the beautiful dance between mind, body and soul."
Birth from The Earth, Inc/ Nubia Earth Martin MS in Midwifery https://birthfromtheearth.vpweb.com
"Is a non-profit organization, steeped in education & empowerment." Offering Traditional Midwifery Services, Childbirth Education, Lactation Support Groups, Doula Services. " Our vision is to empower and create strong families, communities, and societies, that know their bodies, know their choices and know their voice."
Dra. T’Karima Ticitl, CM, LM https://www.cihuapahtlimc.com/home-birth
"CIHUAPAHTLI Home Birth and Gyn Midwifery Services. offering holistic cihuatl (woman) gynecology care. Providing care for women from teenage years through childbearing years, and menopause."
Memaniye Cinque, CNM www.dyekorasumda.com
"Birthing services include prenatal care, assistance through labor and delivery, and postpartum care. Well woman services include annual GYN exams, gynecological healing (ie. counseling and treatment of STDs, irregular bleeding, menopause), and family planning."
Village Birth International www.villagebirthinternational.org
"VBI is committed to universal health equity for all families by eliminating the impact of racism and systemic oppression on perinatal outcomes. A community-based organization dedicated to improving outcomes in maternal child health while seeking reproductive justice for families facing inequities in the childbearing year."
The Arch App/ Te-Ana Souffrant https://thearchapp.com
"The Arch App provides direct access to someone like me (doula/provider), who can answer questions, provide resources, support you in your decisions, guide and provide information to support you from pre-pregnancy through post birth and beyond." Founder Te-Ana Souffrant Full Spectrum Doula
"At Ashe Birthing Services, we create a balance between evidence-based research and ancestral practices. This allows us to offer families a unique individual experience that is often missing in mainstream maternal care."
Francisa Dungula https://www.gofundme.com/f/fran039s-midwifery-journey
Doula, CLC , Childbirth educator, Student Midwife
LaShanda Dandrich, IBCLC https://www.uptownvillage.coop
Childbirth Educator, classes in newborn care and lactation. UptownVillageLC@gmail.com
Azuri Jenkins www.azurijenkins.com
Full Spectrum Doula, Yoga Teacher, Reiki Practitioner
"Our environment can be physically, emotionally, mentally taxing on the body. With that understanding, I aim to create spaces that provide an opportunity for radical healing. Our present system is not designed to organize room for renewal and overall vitality."
Full Spectrum Doula, Herbalist, Movement Teacher, Reiki Practitioner
"I offer full spectrum doula support. I hold space for Menstruation, Birth, Postpartum, Abortion, and Birth Control Transitions."
Simone Toomer www.wisewombandoula.com
Birth and Postpartum Doula, Childbirth Educator, IBCLC - in training
"Wise Womban Doula embraces all the phases of ones prenatal and postpartum period, such as in the womb, where day to day there is change and the time now is unlike any time before."
Black Mamas Matter www.Blackmamasmatter.org
" Black Mamas Matter Alliance is a Black women-led cross-sectoral alliance. We center Black mamas to advocate, drive research, build power, and shift culture for Black maternal health, rights, and justice."
Jennie Joseph www.commonsensechildbirth.org
"Our mission is to inspire change in maternal child health care systems worldwide; to re-empower the birthing mother, father, family and community by supporting the providers, practitioners and agencies that are charged with their care."
National Birth Equity Collaborative www.birthequity.org
"NBEC creates solutions that optimize Black maternal and infant health through training, policy advocacy, research, and community-centered collaboration."
Black Women Birthing Justice www.blackwomenbirthingjustice.org
"A collective of African-American, African, Caribbean and multiracial women who are committed to transforming birthing experiences for Black women and transfolks. Our vision is that that every pregnant person should have an empowering birthing experience, free of unnecessary medical interventions. "
Restoring Our Own Through Transformation (ROOTT) www.roottrj.org
"ROOTT is a Black women-led reproductive justice organization dedicated to collectively restoring our well-being through self-determination, collaboration, and resources to meet the needs of women and families within communities."
Black Midwives Alliance www.blackmidwivesalliance.org
"We train and organize midwives to serve as advocates to address disparities in maternal health care that impact black birthing people. Our central goal is to have a representative voice at the national level that clearly outlines and supports the various needs and interests of Black midwives. "
Sister Song www.sistersong.net
"SisterSong’s mission is to strengthen and amplify the collective voices of indigenous women and women of color to achieve reproductive justice by eradicating reproductive oppression and securing human rights."